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[FIX] Pages Have A Meta Refresh Tag




How to Fix Pages That Have Meta Refresh Tags

I’m sure you’ve seen pages like this in the past, although it’s a fairly outdated technique, but if you’ve seen or remembered seeing pages that look like this, they usually say something about, you’re about to be redirected, click here, if you’re, if you’re not, or something like that and then they’re redirected the page refreshes after two or five or 10 seconds or something like that. This is a meta refresh.


You don’t want to use this technique. It’s very outdated. There are lots of downsides it’s, you, you, there’s very, very, very few reasons why you would actually want to do this.


Unfortunately, if you have this issue, they are kind of tricky to get rid of. But that’s actually okay, because they’re, they’re very rare and I’ll show you why very quickly, you can’t really insert a meta refresh tag for a single page. That would be kind of difficult.


So here, I’m looking at the theme editor, in the appearance section of WordPress, I’m looking at the header PHP file.


The meta refresh would need to go into this area. It’s a meta tag. So it needs to go into the head, the head section of the code.


That means it would go into the head section for every single page on your WordPress site, which means that every single page would be redirected.


So that’s very unlikely, that, that WordPress is just built in such a way that that’s very rarely going to be implemented.


If you do have this issue, chances are very good that it’s coming from a plugin. So what you should do in that case is go to your plugins, and look for something in your list of logins that says something like redirects or meta refresh or something like that.


I don’t even know of any, plugins off the top of my head that, that do this. That’s kind of how outdated it is.


So it’s, it’s fairly unlikely that you have this issue. If you do find the plugin that you think it might be, it’ll probably have some settings you want to click on the settings, go and see if it tells you which pages are being redirected, using a meta refresh.

And what you want to do is you want to replace that with a three Oh one redirect. You can check out the tutorial on, how to create, redirects.


Okay. Then once you do that, you’ll want to deactivate whatever plugin is generating those meta refresh redirects. Now a word of caution redirects can be tricky.


They’re one of the few things that if you, you can make a small error and take, what’s, a little problem and make a much bigger problem.


So if you’re uncomfortable doing this, you have a couple of options. You can contact the person or the team who built the site.


If you’re still in contact with them and ask them if they did this, or maybe there was a web, a previous webmaster, somebody who was in charge of the website, and ask if they know anything about it, and if they can help you, or you can just submit a ticket and we can take a look and let you know what would be needed either way.

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